Lost Treasures: The Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe The Lino Cuts of Bill Farran

Šiaulėnai, Lithuania - Original Linocut

Yiddish name: Shavlan
Previous name, country: Szawlany, Poland

Šiaulėnai is first mentioned in 1440-1492 as an estate and a manor house. The town and surrounding area was successively held by various owners and after 1554, it was passed in part to the Semeta family. The wooden synagogue of Šiaulėnai was built in the mid-seventeenth century, placing the first Jewish people inhabiting Šiaulėnai in or before 1650. Built in the popular style of Polish-Lithuanian synagogues, it contained a Holy Ark of beautifully carved wood that was considered an exceptional work of art.

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Original linocut prints are 8x10 inches, and are available either unmatted or in an 11x14 matte.

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